Questions on creating visualizations from functions or data using high-level constructors such as Plot, ListPlot, Histogram, etc.

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How does one set a logarithmic scale in a ContourPlot?

How does one set a logarithmic scale for both x and y axes in ContourPlot in Mathematica?
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How can I plot Intensity values(Z) based on X and Y position. Data stored as 3 columns in CSV file

I have a CSV data file with X position, Y position and corresponding intensity as Z. I ...
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Change the height of a function being plotted

How do I alter the height of any function plot using the Plot function? Mathematica seems to limit the height of the plot up to the range of a function and distort ...
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Mapping multiple parameters of a function to specific values

I am a little bit confused by the documentation for Apply (@@). I want to define a list of parameters, for instance: ...
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Coloring Points in a List Plot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ListPlot with each point a different color and a legend bar I want to color the points in a list plot using a function of the (x,y) values. I tried this (example with ...
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How to plot a curve with border around the line?

This can be useful if the curve is passing over both dark and light backgrounds (like well-done subtitles in movies).
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Plotting the results of iterating a function

This is what I am stuck on f[a_][x_] := x^2 + a; w[a_] := Take[NestList[f[-1.8], 0, 1000], 100] Now I want to evaluate this for different values of the constant ...
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Plot curves different way so that one can see them when printing black and white

I am going to plot for instance: ...
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Show parameters on graph

I am graphing the 4 PDFs for a distribution for 4 different parameters in the same graph. I want the values of the parameters to be shown in corner of the graph. How do I do this?
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Shading between polar graphs

Since PolarPlot doesn't support Filling, what is the best way to shade or fill the a region between two polar curves? For ...
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Creating a stacked RectangleChart

I would like to make a "Stacked" BarChart where the bars have variable widths, like a RectangleChart. However, ...
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How to plot CDF of a Poisson distribution in Mathematica

How to plot the following in Mathematica: $$P = \sum_{k=C+1}^{\infty}\frac{e^{-C^\gamma} (C^\gamma)^k}{k!}$$ I want to plot $P$ versus $C \log{C}$ for a given $\gamma$ with logarithmic scale on ...
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Why can't I use Show with BoxWhiskerChart?

As you can see in the example image above, I am frequently (but not always) seeing broken line plots when I try to overlay them on top of another plot using Show. ...
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Custom formatting for DateListPlot

I'd like to control more aspects of a DateListPlot, for example: shading for weekend days, and/or indicators for daytime/nighttime areas. By way of illustration, ...
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Plotting different PDFs of a distribution in the same graph

How would I plot the PDF (probability density function) of WeibullDistribution[1/5, 50], WeibullDistribution[1/4, 40], ...
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Animate ParametricPlot3D for two different parametric equations

I want to write a computer program to generate 3-D plots (with x-y-t axes) to demonstrate the evolution of the two missiles in the following case: i. $x = 100t$, $y = 80t-16t^2$ for $0\leq t\leq 5$ ...
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How can I plot more than one value in the same date?

I am trying to plot values that occur in different days and times. I am using DateListPlot, but it plots all the values for a day in the same day. Is there a way to ...
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Why does Plot3D omit parts of the surface at kinks?

When doing Plot3D[Max[p^2-q^2,0],{p,0,1},{q,-1,1},PlotStyle->White] the result looks like this (with Mathematica 8.0.0.0): As you can easily see, at the ...
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Plotting vectors originating from the origin in 3D

I have an array of data with 3D elements. Ex: x = {{1,2,3}, {3,4,5}, {5,6,7}}. I want to show this data in 3 dimensions, such that each point in the space is shown ...
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Vertical alignment of FrameTicks Text

The text box of a FrameTick/Tick is, by default, vertically centered on the tick mark. Is there a way to adjust the vertical alignment of FrameTick text? Specifically, along the lines of Baseline, ...
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How to properly plot a response of a transfer function in Mathematica?

I'm trying to display the output response of a transfer function in Mathematica with and without a compensator. The problem is very strange: while the transfer function compensate is showing well, the ...
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Just what kind of transformations can TransformedDistribution handle?

Why does the following command return an empty plot? ...
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Exporting a 3D plot into a 3D viewing format and axis scaling

I've been trying to export a Plot3D into an X3D (JVX, VRML) file using the Mathematica's Export function. The problem is that when the PlotRange is large compared to the other two dimensions the ...
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Labelling ArrayPlot Charts

I have been using ArrayPlot to show off some information. Currently, my datasets are like so: ...
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Display position information out of ListPlots inside a Manipulate

I often have the situation where I'll use Manipulate[] to compare and examine 2 or more lists. A simplified example follows: ...
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Plot CSV-data; make statistical statements in Mathematica / WA

First, I'm quite new to Mathematica so sorry in advance if some questions seem to be trivial. I have a CSV-file which looks like this: ...
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Is there a simple way to plot complex numbers satisfying a given criteria

I think this should be straightforward, but I cannot seem to find a good source on how to do it after searching around, so I'm trying to sketch sets of complex numbers that meet a given for criteria. ...
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Mathematica slope fields

I would like to make a slope field. Here is the code ...
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Changing the order of elements in a chart legend

In a stacked BarChart or Histogram the bars are stacked from bottom to top, while the legend entries are listed from top to ...
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How to plot a barycentric line

I want to plot a barycentric function on an equilateral triangle (ternary plot). For example f1 = {Abs[Sin[x]], Mod[x, 2], Abs[Cos[x]]}; At the moment I evaluate ...
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ListContourPlot-ColorFunction

How can I use ONLY the central 90% of the spectrum, not the whole range? For example, I do not like to see the lowest values in purple, but in deep blue color. ...
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Create self-contained plots when Ticks or FrameTicks require external functions

Let's say I define tick marks for a plot in a separate function outside of the plot: ...
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Joining only particular dates with DateListPlot

I have the following datasets: ...
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Legend of a plot: how to increase the size of the line/marker?

I'm using the following kind of code to do the legends of my plots: ...
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Create a CDF file with a plot that cannot be edited by double-clicking

I have created a CDF file that contains a Manipulate object with a plot. I intend to embed the file in a web site, so that users can use interactive sliders to ...
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Labeling individual curves in Mathematica

I need to create a plot for export and inclusion in a report. Is there a better way to label curves than PlotLegends? From what I've read and my personal ...
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How can I influence the spaces between labels on a BarChart

I want to chart data using a BarChart, the labels on the x-axis are numbers. Unfortunately they are so close to each other it really looks strange and more like one ...
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BoxWhiskerChart too slow on big datasets, how to speed it up?

I have very big dataset, with over 14 000 000 records. And maybe more! Each record consists of Data ( Real ) and Time ( integer ). I group records by time interval, resulting in 300 groups. In each ...
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Why is ListDensityPlot unable to plot datasets with extreme ranges

Consider the following dataset: data = Flatten[ Table[{x 10^-9, y 10^-9, x^2 + y^2},{x, -100, 100, 10}, {y, -100,100, 10}] , 1]; If I try to ...
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Scale Insetted Characters to Plot

I am trying to place a curly brace within a plot such that the top/bottom of the curly brace line up with two horizontal lines in the plot: I have not been able to find a way to make the curly ...
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Why plot returns empty in this example?

Let me rewrite this question, showing the original problem, as it is more subtle than the simple example I showed before using Sin[t]. Here we go again. When I ...
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Using ContourPlot3D on a region in $\mathbb{R}^3$

I have a fundamental region in $\mathbb{R}^3$ defined solely by inequalities (i.e. the region is the intersection of 5 half-spaces and is a kind of square pyramid), and a function which is only ...
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Aligning a DensityPlot with a Plot

I am trying to show a gradient field behind a plot, and then its density in a separate plot below. I understand (as in this question) that this must normally be done using the ImagePadding directive. ...
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Visualizing a Complex Vector Field near Poles

I've been playing around with a visualization technique for complex functions where one views the function $f: \mathbb{C} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ as the vector field $f: \mathbb{R^2} \rightarrow ...
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PieChart with radial coloring/color function

I am trying to visually compare multiple functions that depend on a single argument running from $0$ to $1$. They describe a radial property and so I thought it would be nice to use a kind of ...
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Align Array Plots

I have two ArrayPlots that I would like to align but my "tweaking" failed yet. I would like each "row" to be aligned. ...
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Plotting a simple relationship with Plot[] results in empty graph

I've moved this question over from StackExchange to get better visibility (and deleted the old question). I have a user-defined relationship I'd like to plot: ...
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CustomTicks and small ranges

UPDATE While the self-posted answer below (TickLabelStyle->TraditionalForm) works for most things, it also has the following effect: Integers are given periods ...
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GridLines in LogPlot or LogLogPlot

Suppose I have a plot like LogLogPlot[2 x^5/3, {x,0.1,10}, GridLines->Automatic] How can I achieve to get "custom" gridlines to reduce the number of ...
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Aligning plot axes in a graphics object

I need to align the y-axes in the plots below. I think I'm going to have to do some rasterizing and searching for vertical lines, then vary x and ...